Larsa has been in the news since she was seen with married NBA player Malik Beasley in December 2020. She divorced her NBA star husband, Scottie Pippen, in 2016, and that was the beginning of a difficult journey. She’s been in and out of various relationships since, including her ex-husband.
Larsa’s dating life had put her in trouble, particularly when spotted packing on the PDA with a married man. She’s also split with her best friend, Kim Kardashian – we just found out why. Larsa has been embroiled in multiple scandals, and we don’t think this will change soon.
Larsa Met Scottie as Far Back in 1995
Larsa first met Scottie in 1995, when she was a fresh college graduate and aspiring model. Scottie had previously married Karen McCollum. Scottie and Karen divorced in 1990, although on good terms. When he met Larsa five years later, he was completely ready to move on with someone else.
Larsa was called Larsa Younan then, and she wasn’t sure about dating an NBA star. But after their first date, the pair saw each other daily for a week and a half consecutively. It was obvious that they were madly in love with each other from the start.
Larsa Switched Careers Twice After College, Which Points to Where Her Head Was at
Larsa aspired to be more than just an athlete’s wife. She grew up in Chicago and studied at The University of Illinois since it was close to home. She earned a degree in political science before pursuing a career in showbiz. Larsa chose a career in theater.
This had little to do with what she had studied in college. Before reversing her career trajectory again, she attended the Piven Theater Workshop, headed by noted theater director Byrne Piven. She began freelance writing about topics that piqued her interest, such as beauty, fitness, and fashion.
Scottie Was One of the Best Players at the Time, but Larsa Was the Only Woman for Him
Scottie’s career couldn’t have been going any better at the time. In 1992, he set a basketball record by winning the NBA championship and the Olympic gold medal in the same year. And a few months into a relationship with Larsa, he repeated the same feat.
Larsa was 23 when she met Scottie, who was 31. Scottie was one of the league’s greatest players and checked all Larsa’s boxes on paper. When they initially met, Scottie is reported to have told buddies, “Yo, I met the worst girl in the world; I’m marrying this one.”
Larsa and Scottie Married Without a Prenup
Larsa and Scottie got married in 1997. And they didn’t sign any prenuptial agreement. They had four children during the 2000s: Scotty Jr., Preston, Justin, and Sophia. All seemed to be picture-perfect from the outside, and the Pippens seemed to have everything they could want.
But it was a different story behind closed doors. Larsa later revealed that they argued frequently and that they gradually drifted apart. But they stayed married for the sake of their children and the life they had built together, even though their interests were elsewhere.
Scottie filed for divorce, but Larsa Only Found Out Two Days Later
Scottie filed for divorce from Larsa in 2016, after 19 years of marriage. Larsa received notice of the divorce two days later. Her representative issued the following statement: “After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage.”
“… Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their four beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect. She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time…”
An Expensive Piece of Jewelry Fixes All Problems…Marital Too
The couple looked to have fixed their relationship barely four months later. They were seen on a romantic dinner date, and if what we saw on her Snapchat account is anything to go by, Scottie had bought her an expensive piece of jewelry to reconcile with her.
Larsa flaunted her new 14-carat diamond ring on Snapchat, but she remained quiet about who had given her the lavish gift. “My Valentine’s present!” she simply captioned the photo. Thx fourteen karats.” It was Scottie, but the couple had agreed not to make their reunion public just yet.
We Eventually Found Out the Cops Were Called to Their Home Twice for “Domestic Disturbances”
According to the papers, we knew that the police visited the Pippens’ home a few times before Scottie filed for divorce. According to TMZ, one of the incidents happened on October 2, and when the cops arrived, Larsa was waiting for them in a car outside the house.
While there were no arrests, Larsa decided to spend the night elsewhere following a “heated verbal argument” with the NBA player. She said that her argument with her husband was never physical, but it was evident that the married couple of two decades was not in a good place.
Larsa and Scottie’s Reconciliation Fails and Divorce Papers Are Served for the Second Time
Larsa and Scottie ultimately gave up on their marriage in 2018, and the couple split for the second time. She filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences,” but it was far more complicated than that, as we would learn. Larsa stated her divorce decision.
“We have both tried very hard for a long time to make our marriage work and have ultimately concluded that we should live separate lives.” They had four kids to co-parent, so the exes would have to be in contact regularly.
Things Looked Cool Briefly…Until We Learned About Larsa’s History
A few months after the couple announced they would be splitting again, Larsa spoke about how well her co-parenting with Scottie was faring. She told US Weekly that: “[We] are best friends.” “Our kids are amazing, and I feel like we both parent the same way,” she added.
“We’re traditional in the way we raise our children. That’s important.” She assured the public her kids were her top priority: “We are obsessed with our kids. Scottie and I are both the same in a lot of ways. Family always comes first.”
Larsa Allegedly Cheated on Scottie With Future
Soon after, the rumor mills began rolling, and it was that Larsa had cheated on Scottie with the renowned rapper Future. While Larsa and Scottie were still married, Us Weekly reported on their affair. Since their sources stayed anonymous, the public quickly dismissed it as gossip.
We didn’t realize what was going on until after the divorce in 2019. Barely days after Larsa and Scottie announced their Divorce, Future posted a cryptic message on Snapchat, “She mines nooowwwwwwwwww.” Future didn’t say who he was referring to at the time, but fans began speculating.
Larsa Took a Swipe at Scottie Even Though She Said They Were “Best Friends”
Larsa appeared to dig Scottie when she shared a selfie on Instagram with the caption: “Find someone who’ll put [you] first!!” It was quickly removed if there was any ambiguity about who she was referring to. A commenter said: “[Too] bad you didn’t place Scottie Pippen first.”
Larsa responded: “Really? I did everything for him….” Another wrote: “Bro, he was loyal to you, no? Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t you do adultery first?” Larsa replied: “Stop tripping, dude… “Just [because] I don’t air his dirty laundry doesn’t mean it doesn’t stink…”
Larsa Regrets Tweets Revealing Too Much
Larsa’s public image hit April 2020, with reports swirling that she had cheated on Scottie. She tried doing some damage control on Twitter but deleted the tweets. She wrote, “I was married to him for 20 years; I did everything for him and my family….”
“…People change, and that’s what happened.” She followed that and other tweets with “cheating weren’t the problem.” Then she deleted everything all at once. Her public image had been tainted, and her recent participation in Keeping Up With the Kardashians had further worsened the situation.
Larsa Has Been Working Her Way up the Social Ranks of Los Angeles’ Calabasas
Larsa was known for more than just having an NBA star as an ex-husband. She was also a socialite in Calabasas, Los Angeles, and super-influencer Kim Kardashian’s best friend. Larsa was frequently pictured with her reality celebrity best friend and the rest of the Kardashian family.
She could’ve been a reality star. Back in 2011, she co-starred in the inaugural season of The Real Housewives of Miami with Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, and Cristy Rice. She eventually left after season one, citing that she couldn’t link herself with “cray-cray.”
Larsa Falls Out With Kim and the Kardashian Family
Although Larsa was six years older than Kim, it didn’t affect their tight friendship. At least not until the summer of 2020, when the ten-year friends had a major falling out. Larsa’s romantic life was altering dramatically, but so were her connections with old friends.
Firstly, Kim deleted all images of herself and Larsa together from her Instagram. Then there was the huge unfollowing of the Kardashians. Larsa then threw a huge celebration for her 46th birthday, but none of the Kardashian-Jenners showed up. Larsa will eventually reveal what happened between the former buddies.
The Keeping up With the Kardashians Episode That Didn’t Go Down Well
Larsa’s popularity had dwindled by the time Kim and Larsa parted ways. One particular episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians in which she appeared had a significant impact on her reputation. Larsa came across as pressing Kourtney to get back into the dating pool.
This was worsened later when Larsa was spotted dismissing a troubled woman in a nightclub toilet. She had to tweet, “I didn’t mean to be dismissive to Sarah; I just didn’t think we should be getting involved in any domestic situation when we’re out of the country.”
Larsa Aims Dig at Kanye, Shutting Him up
Things were still going to get worse. Larsa appeared to swipe at rapper Kanye West on Twitter following his controversial remarks about abortion. Following his July 19 campaign speech in North Charleston, South Carolina, he posted statements that prompted the public to worry about his mental health.
Kanye wept in front of the crowd while discussing North, his daughter with Kim Kardashian, and his reservations about bringing her into this world: “I’m concerned about the world that feels you shouldn’t cry about this subject.” Larsa retorted, “If you don’t have a uterus, you shouldn’t have a say.”
Larsa Is Spotted Holding Hands With Married NBA Player Malik Beasley
There was more drama. Larsa was photographed in a mall with a much younger NBA star, Malik Beasley, near the end of 2020. Larsa was 46 at the time, and Malik was 24. She was nearly twice his age, which was in direct contrast to her relationship with Scottie.
It wouldn’t have been an issue if Malik was single or divorced, but the NBA player was married, as far as everyone knew. Moreover, his wife had just given birth to their son Makai Joseph. When the images were released, Malik’s wife, Montana Yao, was as shocked as everyone else.
Malik’s Wife, Montana Yao, Said a Lot About the Photos
When she saw the paparazzi photos, Montana Yao wrote on Instagram, “Wow… I don’t even know this man…this is wild, y’all. I’m seeing it for the first time just like y’all.” She referred to herself as Malik’s wife on her social media platforms and personal website.
“The truth always comes out one way,” Montana continued. And it looked like she was proven right. She ended her response: “I’ve always and will forever remain true to who I am, and GOD has never let me down. … Appreciate all the love y’all for real.”
Larsa’s Eldest Son Might Have Taken a Swipe at His Mom’s Behavior
Scotty Pippen Junior, Larsa and Scottie’s eldest son, seemed to agree with comments on Twitter that were compassionate to him and encouraged him not to get caught up in the controversy. He wrote on Twitter, “Focused on myself and my goals,” then added, “I’m not responsible for nobody’s actions.”
But Larsa was involved in a new controversy when she wrote, “God, I pray for healing & comfort for anyone dealing with heartache,” and “I pray that they find refuge in You amid their pain….” The comments under the post dragged her to dating a married man.
Rumors of a Fling Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian’s Baby Daddy
During the Malik Beasley saga, it was revealed that Larsa had a connection with Khloe Kardashian’s baby daddy, Tristan Thompson. They were merely rumors then, but Khloe had only just reignited her relationship with the basketball player during the pandemic, and since Larsa had split up with her Kardashian besties…
…people started talking. Larsa had a relationship with Tristan at some point, and the question was when. She’d been married to Scottie for two decades, and by the time they separated, Tristan had a child with Khloe. Either there was an overlap somewhere, or it didn’t happen.
Larsa Confesses She Had an Affair With Tristan Thompson…While She Was With Scottie
Larsa admitted to having an affair with Tristan Thompson shortly before he began dating Khloe Kardashian. She revealed this on the Hollywood Raw Podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn. “I kinda saw Tristan before Khloe… Before Khloe or any of them knew he existed,” she said.
Larsa revealed she invited him to LA, brought him to Kim’s party, and introduced him to the family. She said about a week later; he started seeing Khloe. If this is true, she and Tristan started seeing each other in mid-2016 when she was still married to Scottie.
Looks Like She Has a Type, but She Says She’s Doing Fine on Her Own
Larsa is 17 years older than Tristan, and he’s also an athlete. She seems to have a type. The Real Housewives of Miami star also discussed her easygoing dating style. She told Dax Holt and Adam Glyn, “I’m the type of person that doesn’t chase what’s not for me.”
“I will never chase a man…If you want to be with other people, go ahead. I’m great by myself,” she continued. Larsa didn’t sound like she harbored any grudge against Khloe. But we can’t say if Khloe and the Kardashian family felt the same way.
Larsa Also Confesses to Seeing Future While Married to Scottie
Before 2020 ended, Larsa confessed about her history with Future. She admitted they saw each other before she split from Scottie but claims she never cheated. She told Hollywood Raw: “I think people make more of it. It’s just better conversation for people to say….”
“…oh, she cheated on him, she this, she that…it was none of that. Scottie wasn’t even living at home with me.” She admitted she was surprised at how romantic Future was. They met at a dinner party. And yes, Future was referring to her on his Snapchat!
Larsa Claims Scottie Didn’t Support Her Dreams
Things became dramatic at the start of 2021 when Larsa tried to clear her name and revealed some interesting details regarding her marriage to Scottie. She told Hollywood Unlocked, “The passions and the things I wanted to do took a backseat to his career; his career came first….”
“…I put everything on the backburner for him to raise our kids.” She added, “I had three kids by the time I was 28, 29-years-old. I just feel like I woke up one day, like, ‘Is this it? Is this my life? I wanted more, and he never supported me as I supported him.”
Montana Yao Reveals She’s Being Made Homeless
The Instagram model revealed to her followers that she was “told to leave our family home ten days ago, and just like you all, I’m pretty confused.” The Californian further said that her estranged hubby had “no private or public addressing of the situation, nor any apology.”
Makai, their young son, would also be leaving. She did, however, make it clear that she would attempt not to share too much with the public, stating that she is “not the type to disclose too much information” and will only do so when she “feels it is appropriate.”
Lara Admitted She Knew Malik Was Married Before Dating Him
Larsa revealed on Hollywood Unlocked in February 2021 that she “googled them when I first met him — they weren’t together.” She continued, “they had issues before. It had nothing to do with me, so I wasn’t thinking anything.” She claimed their issues started before her.
Larsa claimed that Malik and Montana’s marital issues “wasn’t a secret”: “I know many people that are married and exiting.” She also commented on defending her relationship on Twitter, “Malik and his ex were separated before I ever met him, that’s a fact,” she said.
Larsa and Montana Had a Go on Social Media
Things got heated between Larsa and Montana. Montana wrote on Twitter, in response to Larsa’s claims, “This is 100% false. Continue to speak on my name and my relationship, and we will have issues. Receipts don’t lie. Let’s not go there. I think you’ve embarrassed yourself enough already.”
Montana’s situation worsened when she was denied “temporary spousal maintenance” by a Minnesota court. She had asked Malik for a $15,000 advance and a $20,000 lump sum to pay her lawyer’s bills, which were denied. However, she would earn $6,500 every month in child support fees.
Malik Wanted to Confirm He’s Makai’s Biological Father
According to US Weekly, as if things weren’t bad enough, Malik questioned the paternity of his and Montana’s son. The court declaration indicated that he was seeking proof that he was the biological father of two-year-old Makai, “contends that Husband [Malik] is the biological father of the child….”
“…but no Recognition of Parentage has been signed.” “Husband has not otherwise been adjudicated the child’s father,” the court statement added. Malik received the results of the DNA testing on April 2, 2021. Montana’s son and Malik had a 99.9 percent DNA match, making him Makai’s biological father.
Larsa and Malik Reportedly Split Due to Long Distance Issues
Larsa and Malik broke up in April, according to reports. Larsa’s public representative said the nearly five-month fling had ended, and US Weekly reported it was due to a long-distance relationship’s difficulties. Malik addressed Montana in a lengthy post on social media one month after the news broke.
He said, “…I was the one who ended my last relationship of the fact that there is no one like you…I ain’t looking to be judged; I’m looking for forgiveness …for hurting my family. … At the end of the day…I miss holding y’all and loving y’all.”
Malik Beasley’s Public Apology to His Wife
Malik had been reportedly seeing Larsa since November 2020 but only apologized to his wife after about six months. Malik wrote, “I wanna say sorry for putting you in the situation you were in the last few months… my head wasn’t where it was supposed to be….”
“I ain’t the type to set up pictures at the mall… as that’s some childish sh**, and I’m trying to grow individually and grow a family… a real family….” It sounded as though Malik hinted that Larsa set up paparazzi to see them at the mall.
Larsa Takes a Jab at Malik and Montana for Reconciling
Malik and Montana appeared to be rekindling their romance, and the Real Housewives of Miami star had something to say about it. Things became even uglier when she posted a long message on Instagram advising Montana to find “another man that wants you for you.”
She said, “Hey sweetie, I can spend the day going back and forth with you on the Internet, but woman to woman, I would never do that, especially over a man…Let me clear up some of the misinformation you shared as facts. Here’s the truth about MALIK….”
Larsa Accuses Malik of Being Cheap and a Crybaby
Larsa’s first point read: “When I thought about him, and how he treated your child, he’s not the type of man I want around mine. Any man who would deny his child and then leave the mother penniless is not a real man.” Her next point read:
“He cried entirely too much.” Her last bullet point said: “He’s cheap, but then again, you never saw any alimony, so you already know that.” She wasn’t done, adding, “Since you wanted to ‘speak woman to woman’ on social media, let me give u some womanly advice….”
Montana Told Larsa Her Kids Were Embarrassed
Larsa called Malik a “clout chaser” and that he “pursued me relentlessly before I even knew you existed.” She stated she had the DMs. Larsa returned to her first point, saying, “All my beautiful children you referenced will never have to read how their father didn’t claim them.”
She ended with, “You should be worried about the narrative you two need to create to distract yours from dealing with that reality.” Montana responded by telling Larsa that her children were “embarrassed,” and she acted “desperate,” “thirsty,” and “old,” and for also trying to trap Malik with a baby.
Larsa Allegedly Called the Paparazzi
“You wouldn’t know girl code if it slapped you in the face,” Montana responded. She accused Larsa of calling the paparazzi: “I’ll be damned if I’m walking around behaving like that in 23 years.” Montana said: “You ran to the media because [you] needed everyone to think you ended [things]…”
“…with Malik because you’re too embarrassed to keep getting passed around….” Montana also suggested Larsa had been attempting to convince Malik to go to fertility clinics with her, saying, “You barely even spend time with the kids you already have, and you want more?”
Larsa Blames Kanye for Her the Collapse of Her Friendship With Kim
Larsa opened up about how her friendship with Kim and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenners was strained due to Kim’s ex-husband, rapper Kanye West. “If Kanye feels like he and Kim are better without me, let them be without me. I’m OK with that… I will survive.”
Larsa alleged that Kanye “brainwashed” Kim and pushed her to unfollow her. She said she didn’t mind being unfollowed and that Kanye “talks so much about me being this and that and this and that. I just feel like Kanye was where he didn’t trust anyone with Kim.”
Larsa Revealed She Had to Block Kanye’s Phone Number
Larsa also stated that her relationship with Kanye deteriorated when she blocked his phone number. According to Larsa, he would phone her at all hours of the day and night. “I blocked [Kanye] on my phone,” she revealed, adding, “Obviously, that upset him. So, he turned that into….”
‘Oh, she’s this, and she’s that.'” Larsa then said the Kardashian and Jenner sisters “started to ride his wave.” She stated she didn’t care and admitted she was hurt by it, but “at the same time… I’ve been the most honest and truthful best friend to all of them.”
Larsa Called the Kardashians Out for Putting Men Over Friends
Three months later, Larsa threw more jabs at the Kardashian sisters. She told Hollywood Unlocked, “I don’t know if you call it ‘betrayed,’ Things happened… and our relationship had gotten to a place that was just a weird, ugly place.” She said, “everyone normally says I have the best energy…”
“…the best vibes. Some people value men over friends,” she added, throwing shade. “I feel like my lesson was people that you go to bat for, don’t expect will go to bat for you. I had to learn that the hard way because I was a very loyal friend.”